Tac

Tac

(?), n. [Cf. Tack, n., 4.] (O. Eng. Law) A kind of customary payment by a tenant; -- a word used in old records. Cowell. Burrill.
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Tac"a*ma*hac`

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Tac`a*ma*ha"ca

(?), } n. 1. A bitter balsamic resin obtained from tropical American trees of the genus Elaphrium (Elaphrium tomentosum and Elaphrium Tacamahaca), and also from East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum; also, the resinous exhudation of the balsam poplar.
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2. (Bot.) Any tree yielding tacamahac resin, especially, in North America, the balsam poplar, or balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera).
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